LISTEN: What’s next for Lucy McBath under a new GOP-drawn map?

U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath gives a victory speech at her primary election night party at Hilton Atlanta Northeast on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. McBath won a three-way Democratic primary in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District.(Arvin Temkar / arvin.temkar@ajc.com)

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U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath gives a victory speech at her primary election night party at Hilton Atlanta Northeast on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. McBath won a three-way Democratic primary in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District.(Arvin Temkar / arvin.temkar@ajc.com)

For the second time in two years, Republican lawmakers are seeking to wipe out Democratic U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath’s suburban Atlanta district.

Her top adviser Jake Orvis joined the Politically Georgia podcast Tuesday to address the “all hands on deck” moment for Democrats who are pressing U.S. District Steve Jones to reject the new map as they prepare for a larger legal battle over the fate of the Voting Rights Act.

A potential 2026 candidate for statewide office, Republicans have sought to topple McBath since she won an upset victory in 2018 over U.S. Rep. Karen Handel. The proposed map carves her Gwinnett-based district into pieces while creating a new majority-Black district in west metro Atlanta.

Then, Atlanta City Hall reporter Riley Bunch shares updates on the controversial Atlanta police and fire training center. And Republicans aim to put Democrats on the record on both the complex and the Israel-Hamas war. And a preview of Wednesday’s GOP debate in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Links to today’s topics:

New congressional map maintains GOP power and may defy court order

City has spent $1.3 million on litigation and consultants on issues raised by Atlanta police training center

Georgia House votes to condemn “evil” Hamas attacks, putting Dems on the spot

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